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Doryrhamphus dactyliophorus is a pipefish that inhabits tropical and subtropical waters. It is found in the Indo-Pacific region. Its range includes the Red Sea and East Africa in the east to American Samoa in the west (Froese and Pauly 2009). The waters of Japan mark the northern boundary of its range (Matsuda et al. 1984) and it is found in the south as far as Australian waters (Randall et al. 1990, Pogonoski et al. 2002).